Nigel Adams

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Nigel Adams is the Conservative MP for Selby and Ainsty. He entered Parliament at the May 2010 general election when the constituency was created.

Abortion

Mr Adams voted for Nadine Dorries’s amendment to the Health and Social Care Bill on 7 September 2011, which was ultimately defeated by 368 to 118 votes. This amendment would have stopped BPAS and Marie Stopes from providing counselling for women with unwanted pregnancies and allowed ‘independent’ counselling including that provided by faith-based organisations.[1]

Mitochondrial Donation

In February 2015 Nigel Adams voted in favour of allowing mitochondrial donation, which would allow women who carried mitochondrial diseases to give birth to children who would not inherit the disease[2]. An October 2014 briefing report by the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA), which had been investigating the issue for three years, stated that there was no evidence to show that mitochondrial donation was unsafe[3]. However, some religious groups had said that such procedures should not be allowed[4]. After clearing both Houses, mitochondrial donation is now legal, regulated by the HFEA.

Energy

In March 2013 Mr Adams secured a Westminster Hall debate on the use of biomass for power generation: http://www.theyworkforyou.com/whall/?id=2013-03-20a.294.1

Same-Sex Marriage

Nigel Adams voted against the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Bill at both its second reading in February 2013[5] and its third reading in May 2013[6].

References

  1. http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201011/cmhansrd/cm110907/debtext/110907-0002.htm#110907-0002.htm_div339
  2. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2015-02-03&number=147&mpn=Nigel_Adams
  3. http://www.hfea.gov.uk/docs/2014-10-01_Mitochondrial_donation__an_introductory_briefing_note_-_final.pdf
  4. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-31063500
  5. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-02-05&number=151&mpn=Nigel_Adams
  6. http://www.publicwhip.org.uk/division.php?date=2013-05-21&number=11&mpn=Nigel_Adams

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